Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the summit of heads of states and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the president will be meeting with five African presidents to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to curb insurgency.According [...]

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    PHOTOS: Army pays condolence visit to widow of fallen hero

PHOTOS: Army pays condolence visit to widow of fallen hero

The Nigerian army has paid a condolence visit to the widow of Ibrahim Sakaba, a lieutenant colonel who died in active line of service.Sakaba was among the soldiers killed in the north-east during recent invasion by Boko Haram insurgents.The delegation was led by SI Igbinomwanhia.Below are some pictures of the visit tweeted by the army.[...]

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    Army on recent attacks: We lost 39 soldiers — NOT 118

Army on recent attacks: We lost 39 soldiers — NOT 118

The Nigeriam army says it lost 39 soldiers in recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, and not 118 as reported.In a statement issued on behalf of the chief of army staff, Sani Usman, a brigadier general, said 53 soldiers were wounded in the attacksThe Boko Haram war recently suffered a heavy setback when troop formations in the north-east came under [...]

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    Buratai: Army will replicate Ekiti, Osun elections successes in 2019

Buratai: Army will replicate Ekiti, Osun elections successes in 2019

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the Nigerian Army will replicate the successes it recorded in the Osun and Ekiti elections in the 2019 elections.Speaking at the 2018 COAS Annual Conference in Maiduguri on Wednesday, Buratai said the army has launched operation safe conduct to secure the electoral process in 2019."As the nation moves towards the 2019 General Elections, [...]

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    Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

The Nigerian army and other security agencies have arrested 20 “suspected notorious criminals” and recovered weapons in Kogi state as part of its clearance operation launched across the country since October 8.NAN reports that John Agim, the acting director defence information (DDI), made this known during a press briefing in Lokoja on Saturday. According to him, the operation has led to [...]

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    Akume ‘not performing’ as senate army committee chair

Akume ‘not performing’ as senate army committee chair

Abdullahi Danbaba, senator representing Sokoto south, says George Akume, chairman senate committee on army, is not performing his duty.Speaking on the floor of the senate, Danbaba said the committee has not gone on oversight of any army project since it was constituted about three years ago.The senator, who is the vice-chairman of the committee, said a bill that was referred [...]

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    Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

Soldiers killed, missing as Boko Haram overruns army battalion in Borno

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) faction of Boko Haram reportedly attacked 157 task force battalion of the Nigerian army in Metele, Borno.More than 10 soldiers were killed while the insurgents carted away ammunition and other military equipment.A military source explained that the insurgents forcefully gained access into the military base around 5pm on Sunday. The source said some [...]

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    NEMA: Between house of reps and fake news

NEMA: Between house of reps and fake news

BY YUSUF MSHELIZA The era of fake news is here again. I recalled I jumped out of my seat when the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness stated that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) abandoned about 6,779metric tons of rice donated by the Chinese government for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons in the North East.
The first thing [...]

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    Female suicide bomber arrested in Maiduguri

Female suicide bomber arrested in Maiduguri

The Nigerian army says it has arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, Borno state capital.In a tweet on Tuesday, the army said troops of 251 task battalion stopped the suicide bomber at Gonikalachari.“Troops of 251 Task Force Battalion Maiduguri arrested a female suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri to detonate her suicide vest and inflict [...]

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    Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

More than 10 soldiers have been reported missing following an attack on a military base in Kukawa, Borno state.The incident happened Monday evening when trucks loaded with gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents moved into Kukawa, attacking a market and dislodging the troops.“It is getting serious, and the whereabouts of more than 10 soldiers is yet unknown,” a soldier [...]

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    DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

The defence headquarters on Tuesday said soldiers in the Whirl Stroke operation in Benue state were ambushed and an officer was injured in the process.Zakari Sani, a captain, was said to have been badly wounded and was evacuated to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital.“Captain Zakari Sani, a very courageous and hardworking officer, was ambushed alongside other soldiers in Benue [...]

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    Why we used Trump’s ‘stone video’ to justify killing of Shi’ites

Why we used Trump’s ‘stone video’ to justify killing of Shi’ites

The Nigerian army has again justified its killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) better known as Shi'ites, describing a stone as a weapon.While speaking with New York Times on Friday, John Agim, acting director of defence information, said the army used the video of US President Donald Trump as a response to Amnesty International's [...]

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    Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

Buhari’s WAEC ‘certificate’ and the show of shame at Aso Rock

I thought I was never going to recover from the shock of what played out at Aso Rock on Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari was presented with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) “attestation result. The Nigerian seat of power was agog with jubilation and near pomp as cabinet members flocked around the president to rejoice with him over the [...]

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    Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

The Nigerian army has again commented on the killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The army on Friday referenced a directive given by US President Donald Trump to his country's military. He said they should consider stones thrown at them by asylum-seeking migrants as rifles.IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, had clashed with soldiers in some parts [...]

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    Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.But this incident, in which an unclarified number of people lost their lives, is indicative of [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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